​​Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information 

 For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon either: 

1. Verification of 100% attendance during the live broadcast OR
2. Successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed)*
    *This option is for those who do not attend the full workshop “live”.

Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (3), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's / CE’s. 


Cancellation Policy


​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only.

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

Can’t attend live?  Register anyway to get 60-day access to the workshop recordings and materials after the course.

​​​​​Instructor: Dr. Gabor Maté
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: ​$99 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by Sept. 30, 2024
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Sept. 30, 2024
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.73 USD (as of June 10, 2024 - check online for current exchange rate) 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 30, 2024 at 12pm ET


* Group rates /Discounts are not available for this workshop

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description

​Half of North American adults suffer from chronic illness - a fact Western medicine views largely in terms of individual predispositions and habits.

Western medicine imposes two separations, neither tenable scientifically. First, it separates mind from the body, largely assuming that most chronic illnesses have nothing to do with people's emotional and psychological experiences. And yet, a large and irrefutable body of research has clearly shown that physiologic and behavioural functioning of human beings can be understood only if we integrate our body functions with those of the mind: functions such as awareness, emotions, our interpretations of and responses to events, and our relationships with other people. Second, Western practice views people's health as separate from the social environment, ignoring social determinants of health such as class, gender, economic status, and race. Such factors, in reality, are more important influences on health and longevity than individual predispositions and personal factors such as genes, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and so on.

In this 3-hour workshop, based on the book,
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture, Dr. Maté will discuss how a society dedicated to material pursuits rather than genuine human needs and spiritual values stresses its members, undermines healthy child development and dooms many to chronic illness, from diabetes to heart disease, from autoimmune conditions to cancer.

You will learn to:


      1.   Identify two separations imposed by Western Medicine on the health and well-being of the population

      2.   Name three chronic conditions that are correlated with stressful social environments

      3.   Describe one shift in focus that would support a healthier population.


Who Should Attend?

Any helping professional including (but not limited to) mental health professionals, health-care professionals, first responders, chaplains and direct service workers.  


You will receive:


  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!

About the Presenter


Gabor Maté (pronounced GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.

The bestselling author of five books published in nearly 40 languages, including the award-winning
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. For his ground-breaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His most recent book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is a New York Times and international bestseller.


​​For more information about Gabor and his work, visit: 
www.drgabormate.com

Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture

with Dr. Gabor Maté


ONLINE  LIVE STREAM EVENT


Friday November 1, 2024, 1:30 - 5:15 pm ET

3 hour workshop (45 minute break from 3:00 - 3:45pm ET)

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